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on our national security. >> reporter: the scandal has now 'em broiled afghanistan commander general john allen. when asked if the fbi should have revealed the investigation to him in the country prior to the election, the president withheld judgment. >> it is also possible that, had we been told, then you would be sitting here asking about why are you interfering in a criminal investigation? >> reporter: on the fiscal cliff the country faces at the end of the year, the president insisted he would not extend bush tax cuts for the wealthy but demanded middle class tax cuts get extended now >> i'm confident that parties, folks of good will in both parties can make that happen. what i'm not going to do is to extend bush tax cuts for the wealthiest 2% that we can't afford and, according to economists, will have the least positive impact on our economy. >> reporter: the president grew emotional when asked about republicans who had blasted u.n. ambassador susan rice for her comments opt benghazi attack adding that it would not affect her possible nomination as secretary of state. for them to go
. >> the american commander in afghanistan general john allen is now facing an internal investigation for his communications with the woman at the heart of the dave petraeus controversy. here's where things stand. we'll begin with connecting some of the dots. tampa resident jill kelley acted as a volunteer social liaison with the air force base there. she contacted the fbi about anonymous so-called threatening e-mails. the fbi traced the e-mails to paula broadwell, the woman who wrote a biography on general david petraeus. the fbi discovered the two had an affair and petraeus resigned as cia director last friday. now another four star general is being dragged into the sex scandal. general john allen, the man running the war in afghanistan, is being investigated for what may have been potentially inappropriate e-mails with none other than jill kelley, the socialite who sparked the investigation into petraeus in the first place. allen and kelley deny any wrongdoing and the white house backs him up. allen remains president obama's choice to become the supreme allied commander of nato forces in e
in service. >> reporter: it's moving day. john peck is a marine who earned two purple hearts. today he's being given a house. he has given much more than that. >> i remember vaguely seeing my guys. i kept blacking out. all i remember is saying i don't want to die here. i ain't going to die in this place. >> reporter: he woke up 2 1/2 months later and learned he'd been hit by an ied in afghanistan. he lost all four limbs. >> at first i do admit there were very extremely rough days. i was not a pleasant person. >> reporter: but he has adjusted and today he gets his freedom thanks to the work of the gary sinise foundation and the tunnel to tower foundation. >> the home is given to him free and clear. there's no mortgage. >> reporter: the kitchen sink is mounted especially for him. the cabinets move. a lot of what's in the house is motion sensorred. for example, you step into the bathroom and the toilet seats pop up. over here you can just wave in front of it and the sink turns on. >> this is the brains of the home. >> reporter: he can run all the electronics from an ipad. kristen prui
on wealthier americans. house speaker john boehner says old differences should not block new compromise. >> if there's a mandate in yesterday's results, it's a mandate for us to find a way to work together on the solutions to the challenges that we all face as a nation and my message today is not one of confrontation, but one of conviction. >> reporter: but the big question facing capitol hill now is if the president's reelection victory gives him new leverage with congress or if the same old tug of war remains. while the president talked a lot on the campaign trail about raising taxes on the wealthy, this fiscal cliff could affect americans on all income levels from the unemployed who could risk losing benefits to working americans who could see a possible rise in payroll taxes. in the newsroom tom fitzgerald, fox 5 news. >> fox 5 political analyst mark plotkin joins us tonight. thanks for being here, mark. >> good to be here, shawn. >> let's talk about what's next for the republican party. this was a devastating loss for the right. they clearly have their work cut out for them. where
right. we were able to use all that great john williams music. i mean, they really gave us the tools to do this right, and... and it was because they trusted us. they knew that we were fans and that we weren't gonna... we weren't gonna destroy their property. (train whistle blowing) (people talking indistinctly) i say, brian, look, three rows down. what? is that tom bosley? what would tom bosley be doing on a train in switzerland? i'm almost certain. tom! did he look? i don't know. well, if i yell, you have to watch. tom bosley! no, it's not him. huh. the road shows have been a lot of fun. we started with "road to rhode island" in season one. and, uh, seth had this idea to do an episode based on those bob hope, bing crosby road shows. seth, as you probably know, loves bob hope. and, you know, is very familiar with those movies and the music from those movies and... so, i think that having "road to..." with brian and stewie, they're sort of our bing crosby and bob hope. up until that point stewie had kind of existed in his own world. he would talk to rupert and hatch diabolical scheme
cliff. president obama and house speaker john boehner say that they are willing to compromise. >> a stronger economy means more revenue, which is exactly what president is seeking. >> they should start by making sure that taxes don't go up on the 98% of americans making under $250,000 a year starting january 1st. this is something we all agree on. >> reporter: both remain head strong on their views on tax reform. >> we have to combine spending cuts with revenue and that means asking the wealthiest americans to pay more taxes. >> 2013 should be the year to begin our debt through tax reform and entitlement reform. >> reporter: if no agreement is reached, middle class americans could see a $2000 increase on taxes and the unemployment rate could jump back over 9%, spiraling the economy to another recession taxes related to obama's health care plan will be corrected. according to baron, over 1000 government programs will experience, quote, deep automatic cuts. with the fiscal deadline rapidly approaching, many economists ask, can the feat be accomplished in the time frames? >> what
john boehner said friday he would only be open to raising more money by closing tax loopholes. >> and i'm proposing that we avert the fiscal cliff together in a manner that ensures that 2013 is finally the year that our government comes to grips with the major problems that are facing us. >> everyone would be affected. payroll taxes would increase and bush era tax cuts would end. the unemploy wood see benefits run out and -- unemployed would see benefits run out and the congressional budget office is already warning of a 9.6% unemployment rate and double dip recession. >> very unusual for them to predict a recession if the fiscal cliff is not resolved. >> a solution may be sound say some in the president's largely ignored bipartisan debt commission. >> we've got the fiscal cliff bearing down on us. so why not look on simpson bowles although it's over two years later? >> and looming for our area, possible massive job cuts if automatic pentagon cuts are not stopped. at risk, 207,000 jobs in virginia, 114,000 jobs in maryland and 127,000 jobs in the district. tom fitzgerald, fox 5 news. >>
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